ok, i'm going to track this fig's growth for the next couple of years. this is a rooted natalina cutting i just bought from our friend george at figsnstuff on ebay (go george!). dug my hole about 14 inches deep, 18 inches wide, filled with potting soil - we get a relatively cheap mix here for 25 dollars a cubic yard. it's great stuff. so i fill the hole with pure potting soil and top with a little of my sandy soil, mulch, and away we go! tommorrow i'll install drip irrigation and pop it with miracle grow, superthrive and granular 10-10-10. my prediction? it will freeze to the ground this winter, and come back in the spring to end up three to four feet tall and about as wide of a bush by this next fall :). bets anyone?
who says figs aren't fun?
by the way, i just bought this camera, so maybe i'm going a little crazy taking pics... i just want to document the growth of my figs to share with newbies. unfortunately, the upload manager won't let me load these in the order i'm trying to load them in...
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